After shopping at the Grove, we were hungry for a sandwich. Not any old sandwich, but a good, gourmet-type sandwich. We thought of the Honeybaked ham store, but since it was Christmas eve, we thought it might be crowded. We drove by, and sure enough, there were people waiting.
So we turned around, and headed back west to Doughboys. Its on Third street, just west of Fairfax. We parked right on Third street, and ran across the street toward the ten or so tables out on the sidewalk. There is also indoor seating. We were seated immediately, and started looking at the menu. There was a large variety of sandwiches, as well as salads, pizza, soups and chili. The sandwiches run about $7.95.
The service was very good. Casual, but helpful. In fact, as my wife ordered the Portobello sandwich, the server suggested ordering, instead, the chicken sandwich and substituting Portobello for the chicken. You get more interesting stuff on the sandwich that way, was the reasoning. She took his advice, and the sandwich was delicious.
I ordered the artichoke sandwich, but was informed they were out of artichokes. It was about 2:30 pm, and I assume they had a busy lunch crowd. I instead ordered the caprese sandwich, which was fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato and spinach or arugula. It was also very good.
The sandwiches are prepared on a fresh French roll and they are large. We both took home half of our sandwich. Alongside the sandwich is a small bowl of cole slaw, which was different tasting, and very good.
The meal, including iced tea for me, was under $20, and it was just the ticket. This is my new favorite sandwich place.